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July 1, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(01.07.2020) “We give thanks to you O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is is near” (Psalm 75: 1). Psalm 75 begins with an expression of gratitude to God. It is a public profession of God and His works. It reminds us that we should not rely on our own strengths and abilities alone. more ...

June 24, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(24.06.2020) “Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans” (John 4: 9). The gospel of John describes a long conversation between Jesus and a Samaritan woman at a well. more ...

June 17, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(17.06.2020) “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement” (1 Corinthians 1: 10). more ...

June 10, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(10.06.2020) “But Ruth said: Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God” (Ruth 1: 16). more ...

June 3, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(03.06.2020) “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5: 16b). The Bible text for today’s devotional can be found in the final chapter of the letter of James. It expresses the hope that prayer can be helpful in difficult or even hopeless situations in life and underlines the point that prayer requires faith and trust (James 5: 15–18). The explanation concludes with a reference to the powerful prayer of the prophet Elijah. more ...

Pentecost means testifying without fear—and loving one another

(31.05.2020) Zurich/Darmstadt. Participants from all around the world joined in the Pentecost service with Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider. He preached in English to a global congregation—a familiar image on Pentecost. What was unusual this year was the technology at work behind the scenes: owing to the corona pandemic, the divine service reached the living rooms of the believers by live stream. more ...

May 27, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(27.05.2020) “And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit” (Acts 8: 18–19). more ...

Grateful recollections of a carefree International Youth Convention

(19.05.2020) Zurich/Düsseldorf. There are days in life on which one often looks back fondly. The International Youth Convention of the New Apostolic Church is one such event. Thousands of young people came to Düsseldorf for the occasion almost exactly a year ago—which is a good reason to look back. more ...

May 13, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(13.05.2020) “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12: 34). The passage from the Gospel of Luke, which we are using for this evening’s devotional, is connected with Jesus’ statements on the kingdom of God. Jesus makes clear what the attitude of a person who longs for the kingdom of God should be like. more ...

May 6, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(06.05.2020) “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15: 11). The Bible text for today’s devotional is taken from the farewell discourse of Jesus. Shortly before His crucifixion Jesus once again speaks at length to His disciples to stress to them that He is loved by God and that He in turn loves His disciples. more ...
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